Originally Posted by Rust1d?;12472438
Okay so I got windows 98 installed! My 10 GB HDD was just shot or on its way out at least. So I grabbed my old 60 GB and installed with no problems. It was looking for drivers but I canceled all of that because I would try to install them later. One of the issues I am having is that my linksys ethernet lan card has no driver, so I downloaded it, but have no way to get it onto the system.
Obviously the flash drive did not work and for some reason I cannot see the file I burned on my DVD. So I am trying to figure out how to get drivers onto the system with no internet. The lights blink though when I plug in my lan cable so I am not sure if there is a workaround. It runs pretty fast though which surprises me. any ideas on how to get that driver onto the system? I do not have onboard lan or else I'd use that....
Don't worry, I have upgraded a 486SX2 66Mhz with 4Mb of RAM, DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1 on a 420MB 3600rpm HDD
a Cyrix 5x86 100Mhz with 84MB RAM, Windows 98SE on a 6GB 5400rpm HDD with Office 2000 with Office 2007 compatibility pack and a Linksys ISA Plug and Play LAN card. And Opera too. While keeping the same motherboard
So, with my expertise, I ask you:
- Just a preliminary question to be sure and avoid further ado: the drivers are compatible with Windows 98, right ?
- Can you try to insert another DVD on your drive to see if it is recognized ? something like an installation disk of Windows 7 or one of those DVD's that come with PC magazines. Have you recorded the files to a DVD-RW or a DVD-R ? If RW, try a DVD-R, those are more compatible.
- There are many way to put them inside the PC, but only one is practical right now: disconnect the HDD and put it in your new PC (assuming it still has an IDE header on the Motherboard) and copy the drivers directly in there. Then disconnect and reconnect to the legacy PC.
- If your new motherboard does not have an IDE header, you might try going online by installing a modem (assuming you have a modem and still have a traditional phone line at home), downloading the drivers that way. Most ISP's still have a long forgotten (but still active) dial-up service you can use on a per minute charge on your phone bill. Just phone them for the telephone number you should put on your modem dial configuration (if you have ADSL in your house, don't forget to disconnect all the filters from the socket you connect the modem to.)Edited by tpi2007 - 2/21/11 at 3:17pm